What is home science?
Home science is the science of a home and it includes all the things that concern the person, home, family members and resources. It is the education for "better living" and the core of this education is the family ecosystem. It also deals with reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and man-made environments. It aims at getting maximum satisfaction for the person and their family members through the efficient and scientific use of your resources. It gives the person all the knowledge of the scientific procedures involved in making a home beautiful. Home science integrates the application of various sciences and humanities to improve human environment, family nutrition, management of resources and child development.
Home science in school ?
Home science is offered as a subject in class 11th and 12th in CBSE and other boards. It covers mainly three areas that is Food and Nutrition, Human Development and Family Resource Management.
Home science in college ?
It is offered as a bachelor degree of 3 years. Both BA and B Sc in Home science is available. Apart from the core subjects Development Communication & Extension, Fabric & Apparel Science, Food & Nutrition, Human Development and Resource Management, one would study Entrepreneurship, Family Life education, microbiology, personality development, Food preservation, Fashion Designing etc. After the UG course one can go for PG in Home science and opt for specialization or can opt for other PG courses.
You can take Online Career Assessment Test to know whether Home Science would be a good career choice for you and what career options are open for you after completing your education with Home Science.
Courses/ Career Options after Home Science?
Home science as a field of study is application oriented and prepares one for many professions. After completing graduation in Home science one can go for courses like Masters in Home science, Masters course in Fashion Designing / Textile Designing, Dietetics, Counselling, Teaching, Social Work, Development Studies, Entrepreneurship, Mass Communication, Catering Technology etc.
(1.) B.Sc. Home Science It is a professional course of three years duration. B.Sc course covers the various fields of science like nutrition, health and growth measurements. It also involves various scientific problems that deal in the surroundings and in the environment. B.Sc home science offers many specializations and accordingly one can choose higher education option or find employment. Some of the specializations are nutrition, clothing, family relations, home management, child development, etc.
Eligibility: 10+2 students with science are eligible.
(2.) B.A in Home Science is an undergraduate degree of three years duration that is offered by various universities in India. The course basically focuses on managing various resources efficiently. It also involves the science of developing one’s home life, family life and intellectual thinking ability. A wide range of career opportunities are available for these graduates in industries such as Apparel Merchandising, cafeterias, welfare organizations, etc. Eligibility:10+2 students of any stream are eligible.
(3.) P.G. Diploma in Home Science Eligibility: Graduate from a recognized University
(4.) Diploma in Home Science Eligibility: Graduate from a recognized university
(5.) M.Sc in Home Science Eligibility: B.Sc in Home science or any other equivalent degree from a recognized university.
(1.) Home Science is being offered by over 150 institutions of higher learning through private colleges as well as universities. Some of the institutes of repute are:
(2.) University of Delhi Institute of Home Economics and Lady Irwin College Courses offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons & General, M. Sc. (Home Science)
(2.) University of Bombay Courses offered: B.Sc. (Home Science)
(3.) Government Home Science College (Affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh) Courses offered: B.Sc. Home Science (3 Years), M.Sc. Home Science (2 Years)
(4.) Agriculture University Hisar, Offers Bachelors course in Home Science
(5.) Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University Courses offered: B. H. Sc., M. Sc. (Home Sci.), Ph. D. Home Science
(6.) Assam Agricultural University Courses offered: B. H. Sc., M. Sc. (Home Sci.)
(7.) Allahabad Agricultural Institute Courses offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.
(8.) C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology Courses offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.
(9.) CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University Courses offered: Diploma in Home Science, BSc Home Science (Hons)
(10.) Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Courses offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.
The candidates with Home Science background can get a starting salary of Rs 1 – 1.2 lakh a year as a trainee and after having experience in a particular area say Nutrition & Dietetics can get a salary which can be more than Rs 3-4 lakhs a year. Those who have interests in research, teaching, catering jobs etc. can get handsome salary. The salary of a Food Technologist in a food services department or industry etc is relatively more. Consultant dieticians can also earn enough money depending on their practice.
Home science graduates usually find employment in Teaching, Research, Institutional Management, Extension and Social Welfare, Business and Industrial Concerns, Communication and Self Employment.
Graduates of Home Science can work
(1.) In textiles area and as Merchadiser or Designer
(2.) As Nutritionist and Dietition in Hospitals and Food Sector
(3.) In hotel Industry in F&B or in House Keeping at tourist resorts, hotels, catering facilities, restaurants
(4.) In social Work and Human Development
(5.) As family counsellors
(6.) In teaching profession
(7.) As entrepreneurs in the field of textiles, food, baking and confectionary
(8.) As researcher
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